Women's Lacrosse Falls to Richmond, 21-12; Donohue Hits 100
April 10, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Taylor Donohue totaled six points to become the seventh Colonial to reach 100 career points, but Richmond got 14 combined points from Allison Furstenburg and Mandy Friend to defeat the George Washington women's lacrosse team, 21-12, in a pivotal Atlantic 10 Conference match at Mount Vernon Field Friday afternoon.
Donohue scored four goals and added two assists for GW (4-10), which dropped into a tie for third in the Atlantic 10 standings with Richmond at 3-2 in league play. She now has 101 career points (69g/32a) and ranks seventh on the eight-year program's all-time list.
Sophomore goalkeeper Liz Hoffman was solid, finishing with 13 saves, but the Spiders converted a season-high 21 goals on 48 shots. Furstenberg had four goals and four assists, while Friend had three goals and three assists and Caitlin Fifield added four goals and game-high six draws. Friend also chipped in four caused turnovers and four ground balls.
GW led by two, 4-2, midway through the first half and 7-6 with 6:54 left in the period, but Richmond netted four goals in the final three minutes to grab a 10-7 lead at halftime. The Spiders tallied the first two goals of the second half to move ahead 12-7 with 26:08 to play.
The Colonials scored three of the next four goals to close within 13-10 with less than 20 minutes remaining, but squandered opportunities to narrow the deficit further and would get no closer. UR used a pair of four-goal runs to post its first road victory of the season and avenge an 11-10 loss to GW at Mount Vernon last season.
Freshman Megan Seidman matched a career-high with five points on three goals and two assists, rookie Sarah Phillips added four assists and classmate Becca Kreshtool contributed two goals and an assist.
GW can still clinch a berth in the A-10 Championship with a victory in either of its final two games. The Colonials visit Saint Joseph's next Friday, April 17, at 4:00 pm, before hosting La Salle for Senior Day on Sunday, April 19, at 1:00 pm.